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Cory Arcangel

Jeans/Lakes, 2016

1920 x 1080 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from 11 lossless TIFS), media player, 65-75" flatscreen, armature, various cables
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The Kitchen

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In Cory Arcangel’s Jeans/Lakes, the Java Applet effect—popular in 1990s …

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In Cory Arcangel’s Jeans/Lakes, the Java Applet effect—popular in 1990s websites—is applied to an image of tattered blue jeans. The work is part of Arcangel’s signature #currentmood series, which features a group of web images selected without privileging content or image quality. Further …

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Cory Arcangel
American, b. 1978
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Through techniques of hacking, manipulating, recycling, and reconfiguring, Cory Arcangel turns the intersection of technology and culture into materials for making art. He works in a range of mediums, from music, film, painting, and performance to video games, websites, and software, often relying on appropriation of pop cultural idioms, particularly those found online. Some of his best known works include his Photoshop Gradient Demonstrations, digital paintings made from the software’s ubiquitous templates; Super Mario Clouds (2002), for which he hacked the classic video game to remove everything but its sunny backdrop; and Drei Klavierstücke op.11 (2009), a version of Arnold Schönberg’s 1909 musical piece of the same name made from compiled YouTube clips of cats playing the piano. Arcangel is as forward-looking as he is nostalgic for obsolete technologies, and through his devotion to open-source code intends to further the cycle of appropriation he’s an integral part of and undermine the ideal of artistic originality. With his ironic touch and ability to mine the choicest bits of absurdity from the internet, Arcangel also freely admits that humor is a central concern of his practice.

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About the work
The Kitchen

Courtesy of the Artist.

In Cory Arcangel’s Jeans/Lakes, the Java Applet effect—popular in 1990s …

Read more

Courtesy of the Artist.

In Cory Arcangel’s Jeans/Lakes, the Java Applet effect—popular in 1990s websites—is applied to an image of tattered blue jeans. The work is part of Arcangel’s signature #currentmood series, which features a group of web images selected without privileging content or image quality. Further …

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Medium
Video/Film/Animation
Signature
Certificate of authenticity can be provided upon request.
Image rights
Courtesy of the Artist and The Kitchen.
Cory Arcangel
American, b. 1978
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Through techniques of hacking, manipulating, recycling, and reconfiguring, Cory Arcangel turns the intersection of technology and culture into materials for making art. He works in a range of mediums, from music, film, painting, and performance to video games, websites, and software, often relying on appropriation of pop cultural idioms, particularly those found online. Some of his best known works include his Photoshop Gradient Demonstrations, digital paintings made from the software’s ubiquitous templates; Super Mario Clouds (2002), for which he hacked the classic video game to remove everything but its sunny backdrop; and Drei Klavierstücke op.11 (2009), a version of Arnold Schönberg’s 1909 musical piece of the same name made from compiled YouTube clips of cats playing the piano. Arcangel is as forward-looking as he is nostalgic for obsolete technologies, and through his devotion to open-source code intends to further the cycle of appropriation he’s an integral part of and undermine the ideal of artistic originality. With his ironic touch and ability to mine the choicest bits of absurdity from the internet, Arcangel also freely admits that humor is a central concern of his practice.

Cory Arcangel

Jeans/Lakes, 2016

1920 x 1080 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from 11 lossless TIFS), media player, 65-75" flatscreen, armature, various cables
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